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Weekend Reading: Inside the Islamic State, the Decline of Lebanon, and Sectarianism in Syria Again

People attend a demonstration against sectarianism, also calling for abolishing curfews put on Syrian refugees in Beirut, Lebanon (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of September 2, 2016.

September 2, 2016

People attend a demonstration against sectarianism, also calling for abolishing curfews put on Syrian refugees in Beirut, Lebanon (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters).
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Jassim Muhammad, writing for Majallah, presents an inside look into the self-declared Islamic State through the testimony of a senior defector.

Hassan Mneimneh explores the decline of Lebanon’s in regional Middle Eastern politics.

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Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Emile Hokayem offers a response to an anonymous author's explanation of sectarianism in Syria.

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